Open eye Siwash hooks-what gives?

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Hello, i mistakenly bought some open eye Siwash hooks. What is the deal with open eye style of hooks? Can't figure. Snelling? Thanks!
 

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the hazards of on line shopping...get a hammer and a pair of pliers and or maybe a vice(no not drinking to excess) and hammer them closed
 

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Thought I bought them at Turners-not too worried about using them, but trying to understand the concept! Thanks!
 

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Thought I bought them at Turners-not too worried about using them, but trying to understand the concept! Thanks!
It’s so you can connect directly to a jig or plug. Like if you wanted to replace the treble on a surface iron to a single or if you want to connect directly to a flat fall.
 
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It’s so you can connect directly to a jig or plug. Like if you wanted to replace the treble on a surface iron to a single or if you want to connect directly to a flat fall.
That's it. A pair of regular pliers will close it.

A little heat and silver will lock it. But usually not neccessary unless pulling big drag.

Used to change out iron trebles with a cut eye. Still works
 
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Dang-should have thought of that-replacements! Thanks! thought there was a new trick I was missing-
 
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The open-eye siwash hooks I have, and I have many, have extremely long points and barbs and are pretty flexible, unlike the tuna-style hooks we are accustomed to. I believe that the design was originally specifically for oversized trout (salmon). I have no use for them in San Diego. I use good quality split rings and forged hooks instead.
 

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The open-eye siwash hooks I have, and I have many, have extremely long points and barbs and are pretty flexible, unlike the tuna-style hooks we are accustomed to. I believe that the design was originally specifically for oversized trout (salmon). I have no use for them in San Diego. I use good quality split rings and forged hooks instead.
You probably bought them 20+ years ago? Very popular back then for wahoo lures and bombs. I see many new lures, even today, that have those hooks on them.
 

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Those are very good salmon hooks.
Most are made of stainless,great hooks,but if used they should be changed every year.
The stainless hooks will have fine cracks in the bends,which are not a problem until they get rust inside over a year. They will break easy after that.
Knowing that,changing every year they work great for salmon!
 

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They bend out very easy on bigger fish. We used to rig Marlin lures with them, until bending got too frequent.
 

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My old raiders had them before converting again but to the super gnarly owner trebbles. I sure miss my ringing kit.

As mentioned they can bend out. I was shown to slowly bend the hook in a tad for Wahoo fishing. So if you do hook a big fish on heavy line the hook does not spread to the point of the fish coming off. Hopefully. Not a big fish hook like a jobu for example

With a long stretchy top shot of 50 # big game. On a Trinidad 30 and 700H. The hook landed a 170lb yft when I was trying to catch a wahoo.

Has anyone spread one with 50#. I'm sure people have

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